UC will host a free screening of the film, Aphasia at 1 p.m,. Friday, March 15, as part of Reelabilities, the largest national film festival dedicated the sharing of stories, lives and art of people with disabilities. The screening will be held at the UC's MainStreet Cinema in Tangeman University Center (TUC) and will include a panel discussion afterwards.
The event is free for students, faculty and staff with a UC ID. The event is open only to the UC community.
Aphasia tells the true story of actor Carl McIntyre, and the effects of a massive stroke he suffered at the age of 44. McIntyre plays himself in the film.
Alison Delgado, MD, a former Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center resident and traumatic brain injury survivor, will be a part of the panel discussion after the screening.
Other members of the post-film panel discussion include:
- Janice Ricks, associate professor, School of Social Work
- Joe Collier, MA/PhD program in communication sciences and disorders, College of Allied Health Sciences
- Jason Heil, MD, assistant professor, College of Medicine, and UC Health Neurologist
- Jeanine Goodin, associate professor, College of Nursing
- Beth Brown, PharmD, associate professor, the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
Founded in 2007 and now held in eleven cities across the country, ReelAbilities is the largest national film festival dedicated to the sharing of stories, lives and art of people with disabilities. The upcoming ReelAbilities: Cincinnati Festival runs from March 9-16 and features more than 17 local screenings of ReelAbilities films throughout the area, with proceeds benefiting local nonprofit agencies dedicated to serving people with disabilities.
Venues include the Esquire, Mariemont and Kenwood Theatres, the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati Art Museum, the Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and others.